About Me

IMG_1854My name is Jade! I’m a college graduate with my degree in Communications: Film and Video Studies – Screenwriting degree. That’s a mouthful, but really I just like to write anything and everything! And my homework for two years was watching movies! Not a bad deal for going tens of thousands into debt…

For a while I used this blog to chronicle my recovery from my eating disorder, and then I left it when I thought that personal training was my calling.

Turns out it wasn’t, but I learned a lot of cool things about health, exercise, and the human body along the way.

Now, I’m just trying to figure out how to be an adult and still have a healthy lifestyle in this fast-paced and chaotic world we live in.

I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa in March of 2010 and have been recovering ever since then. By the end of 2014 I finally hit a good place and no longer have to actively focus on recovery. It’s been a hard journey, but it’s been totally worth it, even though sometimes going back to my old ways sounds very enticing. I love myself now and I’ve never felt better. I was also diagnosed with depression in 2010, and with anxiety in 2014.

Be Fit. Live Life. Laugh Often.

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35 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Congrats on recovering. I went through something similar and I know how scary the journey can be. Just remember to always love yourself! I’m a senior in high school as well and I’ve been with my boyfriend for 3 years, who is the same age as me. When people my age hear that, they think we’re crazy haha. But it’s really quite easy. We rarely fight too. He’s my best friend, it’s kinda hard to fight. Best of luck to your relationship!<3

  2. I just came across your blog and have been reading a few posts! You are amazing! Congrats on your recovery and all your hard work! Thank you for sharing your story, you are inspiring to those going through this and need to know there is a better life out there for them!

  3. Hi, recently my blog, Not Pretending (to be sane) has been nominated for the Liebster Award.
    Part of the rules is to nominate 11 up and coming blogs. One of the blogs I am nominating is your blog. If you are interested to participate in this bloggers award (and if you have not received the same nomination before), please visit my post:
    <a href="http://jodileasplace.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/not-the-oscars/” It’s Like The Oscars… But Not.
    Once you accept the nomination, please send me the link to your Liebster Award post. I do want to know more about my fellow bloggers whose blog I find very interesting and inspirational to other bloggers. Thank you, and happy blogging to you πŸ™‚

  4. I wish you a speedy recovery and lasting happy union. Keep writing and never give up and someday you’ll be a great writer. I like your style. I’m glad to have found your blog and to follow you.

  5. rubiehope says:

    congrats on your recovery! i am in the process as well, and it is often exhausting. how long would you say it took you to really “buy in” to the recovery and fully trust the process? sometimes i feel like i am in a rut!

  6. youngandtwenty says:

    Congratulations on your recovery! It’s so amazing that you’re sharing your story and helping others to not feel so alone. I’ve suffered insomnia and anxiety and have created my blog out of the lowest time in my life. I’ve been writing for as long as you have but never used writing as a source of release before this. It’s amazing how much it works! All the best, keep up the good work!

    • Thank you! And congrats on all the progress you’ve made so far, even if you feel like it’s not a lot. I was recently diagnosed with anxiety and have been going to individual and group therapy. I’d never thought about writing as a release, only as a way to document. It’s kind of incredible how helpful it can be. Keep up the good work as well!

      • youngandtwenty says:

        I agree! The smallest steps are still steps in the right direction. I’ve had group therapy mentioned but I’ve just shrugged it off. Do you mind me asking if it’s helped you? And thank you! I think the media and society needs to be subjected to more positivity!

      • I’ve only had 2 sessions of the anxiety group, but my individual therapy has helped. Everyone in group, despite our varying degrees of anxiety (I don’t have social anxiety, but most of the others in group do) all seem very enthusiastic about it when we go. It’s just nice to be in a room full of people who completely understand what you’re going through. So far we’ve just identified and defined anxiety, but the girl leading the group said the rest of it is mostly going to be learning how to live without anxiety instead of trying to cope with it, because why try to just work around it when we could work without it? I’m excited about it, basically. I wasn’t sure what to think about it, either, but I think if it’s something you’re interested in it’s definitely worth a try.

      • youngandtwenty says:

        wow, thank you so much – that actually adds a little more clarity. I wasn’t really told the process or what it would consist of so I was a bit hesitant but I’ve been told it couldn’t hurt and I’m starting to believe that’s true!

      • It took a lot of convincing on my husband’s part to get me to sign up because they didn’t tell me much about it either. They just asked if I wanted to sign up for the “anxiety group” so I did. I might write a post in a few weeks after some more sessions just about my experience so there is a little more information out there for people. It might be different depending on where and who is running it, but I expect there should be similarities.

      • youngandtwenty says:

        I hope you do! I look forward to reading more about this topic from you πŸ™‚ You seem very insightful so thank you for being so open. I’m sure others appreciate it as well.

  7. Going through recovery is such difficult work. It is amazing what you are doing! Thank you for staying strong and spreading hope. Your writing is wonderful. And the kitten is so cute! πŸ™‚

  8. Your fur child is not good for your own child because of the hair in the fur if the kitten will be around the house when you have your own baby. I suppose you already know. I just want to remind you. Keep on writing and sharing your thoughts. You’re such a wonderful couple.

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